Question can't do turkish get ups for a while, what's a good alternative?

pood_swinger

Level 1 Valued Member
Hello KB friends
I hurt my right shoulder in early june. Got better but still bothers me depending on what I do. Mostly with anything involving raising it to a vertical position against resistance
Started doing Simple & Sinister on July 3rd. Started doing turkish get ups with no weight, then 4kg then last week started doing some with 8kg.
The right shoulder started to hurt again after going up in weight. Hurts more when the arm is anchored doing the "tripod" position before kneeling (more than when it's holding the weight up)
Went to the traumatologist today, said it's a subacromial bursitis. Recommended to stop putting the shoulder in extreme positions to give the supraspinatus some rest.
Said to better do presses while lying down vs doing clean/presses, pressing while standing engages more the supraspinatus. Said haloes could be also a problem
So I've been doing S&S around 5 days a week. Now I'm starting to notice benefits from the work out and don't want to stop. I've been extremely sedentary since 2010 and I finally decided to change things and S&S has gotten me to commit to a plan
I'll keep doing the swings, but what would be an alternative to turkish get ups and maybe haloes until my shoulder heals?
 

mikhael

Level 7 Valued Member
@pood_swinger Welcome!
Sorry to hear about your injury, hope you heal quick. In the mean time, have you try a Tactical Getup? I do it since my unhealed wrist injury. But, long story short, I put the bell in front of my chest and just get up. Should be good for you.
 

pood_swinger

Level 1 Valued Member
@pood_swinger Welcome!
Sorry to hear about your injury, hope you heal quick. In the mean time, have you try a Tactical Getup? I do it since my unhealed wrist injury. But, long story short, I put the bell in front of my chest and just get up. Should be good for you.
Sound good but I'll still have the problem of the arm being anchored before kneeling when having the KB on the other hand
 

mikhael

Level 7 Valued Member
Keep the bell in front of your chest with two arms, like in barbel curl. Just hold it and try to get up forward.
Something like in the video below but with a bell.

 

offwidth

Level 9 Valued Member
Hello KB friends
I hurt my right shoulder in early june. Got better but still bothers me depending on what I do. Mostly with anything involving raising it to a vertical position against resistance
Started doing Simple & Sinister on July 3rd. Started doing turkish get ups with no weight, then 4kg then last week started doing some with 8kg.
The right shoulder started to hurt again after going up in weight. Hurts more when the arm is anchored doing the "tripod" position before kneeling (more than when it's holding the weight up)
Went to the traumatologist today, said it's a subacromial bursitis. Recommended to stop putting the shoulder in extreme positions to give the supraspinatus some rest.
Said to better do presses while lying down vs doing clean/presses, pressing while standing engages more the supraspinatus. Said haloes could be also a problem
So I've been doing S&S around 5 days a week. Now I'm starting to notice benefits from the work out and don't want to stop. I've been extremely sedentary since 2010 and I finally decided to change things and S&S has gotten me to commit to a plan
I'll keep doing the swings, but what would be an alternative to turkish get ups and maybe haloes until my shoulder heals?
Welcome to SF.
As @mikhael mentioned the TacG will be a good alternative. I used it quite successfully when rehabilitating a shoulder injury. I was able to use 24kg in this fashion.

I wouldn’t worry about not doing the halo....

again welcome
 

pood_swinger

Level 1 Valued Member
Keep the bell in front of your chest with two arms, like in barbel curl. Just hold it and try to get up forward.
Something like in the video below but with a bell.

Oh s*** I just assumed it was the same movements but with the hand holding the bell close to the chest (I'm at work now couldn't search it)
But that looks fine for the shoulders I'll try that
The halo haven't hurt so far even with the 12kg KB unless the shoulder it's already achy
 
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TapioT

First Post
Hi all,

I have the same question but a slightly different situation. I started doing S&S in March, and I have moved up to S+ = 40kg swings and G+ = 32kg getups which is challenging but doable. I was aiming to complete the "Simple" in January, but now my left knee has started hurting so I can not bend it much. This means that I can still do swings (just tested it) but getups I cannot do. Halo is ok, Goblet Squat is out.

Any suggestions for a replacement exercise? Obviously I cannot do the Tactical Get-Up either. This post TGU work around for knee bursitis recommended doing the first half of get-ups, like Tall Sits or Windmills with double volume. Or I could just do a lot of pushups.
 
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